Category: working mom

Screwing with my Serenity - aka The Office Move

I was caught off-guard last week by a quick email from a retiring co-worker: Katy, Thank you for your kind words and I am looking forward to a “rocking chair on the veranda” rather than an office chair at a desk. It’s been a pleasure working with you and seeing you grow from a young... Read more »

10 Reasons My Phone Makes Me a Better Mom

Technology – specifically the mobile phone – gets a bad rap from the parenting world.  I don’t know, man.  I’m of the mind that BECAUSE of my phone, I get to be a better mom to my kids. Here are just 10 ways I believe that to be true. I get to work from home... Read more »

What I Really Mean When I Say Good Morning

In the still dark quiet before they wake each morning, I hear the rustle.  I hear the two distinctive voices saying “Mama?” “Good morning Mama.” “Good morning Gah.” “Oh good morning Bebe.” As if it had been weeks since we’ve all seen each other, though it’s only been a nighttime, we are delighted by the... Read more »

Just a Mom: On Feminism and Infertility and Hope

It’s really pretty shocking to me when I hear it.  Somebody asks a woman what they do (which, hello, we all do 8 million things so how can we even answer this question) and I hear her say, “Oh, I’m just a mom.” SCREECHING HALT. What did she just say?  Did she use the words... Read more »

Before I was your mom

Hey kids.  I know it’s hard to believe, but I was alive a long time before I became your mom.  Before I ever knew your names or what you would look like, before I knew your smell or your mischievous laughter, there was a woman who lived about three lifetimes to be ready.  I don’t... Read more »

To our Nanny on our 2-Year Nanniversary

Two years ago our Nikki came into our lives when our babies were just 8 months old.  3 days a week she is here with our babies, with us, and we couldn’t be more grateful. We knew from the start that she was talented, kind, funny, smart and had a badass way of just handling... Read more »

24 reasons why 42 is my favorite year

There are lots of reasons I’m diving into my 42nd year on this planet with gusto.  You’re in luck too because I’m going to list them here! I like popcorn. Way too much.  I eat it for dinner a couple nights a week.  Sometimes I eat nachos in bed while watching Friends (just finished the... Read more »

Free for the Taking

I walked into the office kitchen this morning to find this – My immediate reaction was to laugh. My next reaction was to find a bag and a way to sneak it all out. And then I went into the ladies room. And I laughed some more.   I look so normal (I DO COME... Read more »

This is what happened when I learned to love my imperfect self

At almost 42 years of age, I’m finally comfortable in my own skin, soul, heart and mind. This is what happened when I learned to love my imperfect self. I can look folks in the eye and see them for who they are right at that moment.  There is no wishing they were different or... Read more »

I Say YES to Purple Glitter Nail Polish for all my Kids!

I hold in my hot little hands a small bottle of glitter nail polish.  I think it was $4 at the Walgreens and it is about my most favorite thing right now. Because I know the reaction it will get from both my boy and my girl. Now, when I think back to being a... Read more »